Author Archives: illyspeaks

Slotsom

Dis nogal ‘n storie as jy na jou ou skryfwerk kyk en wonder… Hoekom skryf ek nie meer so nie? Hoekom klink ek nie meer so nie? Het ek so […]

Lessons from Frida

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like […]

Have you watched ‘Inside Out’?

When I heard about the concept of this movie I was pleasantly amazed and surprised. A kiddies, animation movie about the inner workings of the mind? It is the kind […]

A symposium of similar minds – Part 2

Our first speaker was from Cape Mental Health. This organisation’s range of influence and heart blew me away. They focus on ABILITY rather than DISABILITY. They work with individuals with […]

A symposium of similar minds – Part 1

Friday the 23rd of October I had the privilege of joining in on the bipolar symposium. The attendees were sufferers, supporters and speakers of course. What was most striking upon […]

I have to take my pills now…

Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers.  Epillum, Cerelift, Serdep, Seroquel, Lithium, Epitec, Fluoxetine… And so you can add and add and add. Isn’t it amazing how our eyes light up when we hear […]

I have to take my pills now…

Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers.  Epillum, Cerelift, Serdep, Seroquel, Lithium, Epitec, Fluoxetine… And so you can add and add and add. Isn’t it amazing how our eyes light up when we hear […]

Community with a purpose

What makes us different? It is not just our diagnosis, it is how we share it with the world and how we relate to each other because of it. It […]

Community with a purpose

What makes us different? It is not just our diagnosis, it is how we share it with the world and how we relate to each other because of it. It […]

Able-minded

My CV has gaps. Explaining them has become somewhat of an opportunity to incorporate my creative side in camouflaging the raw truth. I have always seen the ‘raw truth’ as […]